Tyger's Head Books

Further allegations of Royalist highway robbery

In Leicestershire on April 8 at 12:47 pm

8 Apr 1643 (Sat) || Whereas it hath been lately reported, that Master Henry Hastings, the Earle of Huntingtons second sonne, was dead of the wounds which he received in the late battell, against Sir John Gell, and Sir William Brereton, in Staffordshire, it seames now to be a misreport, for it is now ascertayned, that some of his Troopers, which lie at Ashby de la Zouch in Leicestershire, are fallen to their old Trade of robbing and stealing, for want of better warlike imployments, for they have also robbed the Carrier of Leeds in Yorkeshire, of 22. Packs of Cloth, and of 24. horses, and they have also robbed the Carrier of Kendall in Westmerland, of 9. Packs of Cloth, and of his 9. horses that carried them, about Mount-Sorrell, and Loughborough in Leicestershire, and these enormities they ordinarily commit, notwithstanding the Kings Proclamation to the contrary, so little respect and obedience they give to his commands, for whom, (as they make the world beleeve) they now so eagerly fight and contend. || William Ingler – Certaine Informations (P)